A Fit Faith

40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood

October 21
by Sarah Humphrey
Published by Abingdon Press, Litfuse Publishing Genres: crafts & hobbies, motherhood

The synonym of delight is joy.  I often don’t reflect the joy a Christian should have. Yet, I want to be that joyous person who leads others, especially my children, to Christ. While the two older kiddos have accepted Christ as their Savior, I do have a little guy to raise and share God’s love with.

I am very hurried with all that has to be done. That has resulted in lost moments with God and not slowing down long enough to reflect on life and God’s love. The devotional [see below] I recently received from Litfuse Publishing has helped me to slow down long enough to read God’s Word and reflect on it as I fill in some of the white spaces on the coloring pages included within.

While many of the devotional pieces helped me focus my day and intentions on Christ, I found the devotional about self acceptance and peace to be very helpful to my soul. I am looking forward to picking up a few more copies for some friends who would benefit from both the devotions and coloring pages.

Most of the translations are not King James Version, so I used my Bible alongside the devotions.  (I prefer to do that anyway to ensure I am truly reading from God’s Word.)

 

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40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom Book Cover 40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom
Sarah Humphrey
Crafts & Hobbies, Parenting
Abingdon Press
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About the Book

Nourishment for a mother's soul through 40 days of devotion and . . . doodling!

Wouldn't it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions---an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:

-Self-acceptance
-Self-care
-Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
-Generosity
-Presence
-Forgiveness

In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!

About the Author

Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children's books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Debbie W.
    October 25 at 8:22 pm

    I don’t always show my joyful side either. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Heather
    November 1 at 8:02 am

    I love this idea! Sometimes (or a lot of the time) joy is hard.

  • Reply
    Kay
    November 1 at 9:26 am

    There is always such a hurry in life, it can be hard to take time to be joyful!

  • Reply
    Chelsea White
    November 1 at 11:58 am

    A really good reminder for showing Joy 🙂

  • Reply
    Andi
    November 1 at 7:06 pm

    It does look kinda interesting 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy Hagerup
    November 1 at 7:47 pm

    What a delightful and joyful post! This devotional book sounds amazing. What a great reminder for us all.

  • Reply
    Kristi
    November 3 at 12:24 am

    Joy in the midst of difficulty is definitely something God has been cultivating in me for the past few years. I don’t always get it right but there is such a peace when I do. This devotional book looks really neat.

  • Reply
    Taria Shondell
    November 3 at 4:56 am

    A joyful motherhood…I know that is something I lack at times and I have to remind myself that GOD has given me peace & joy & love in the form of 3 children and to just enjoy them.

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